Jonathan Ling

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Jonathan Peter Ling (born c. 1954) is an Australian businessman and the former chief executive officer (CEO) of Fletcher Building, a New Zealand construction company and one of the largest companies in New Zealand.[1] He joined the company in 2003. His appointment as CEO was announced in May 2006, and he took up the position in September 2006.[2][3] He announced his retirement in June 2012, effective in September. Following his retirement, he returned to Australia.[4][5]

Ling was born in Melbourne, and is a fifth-generation Australian descended from migrants who left southern China in 1830.[1][3] He was educated at Scotch College Melbourne[6] and completed his post-school studies in Melbourne, acquiring a bachelor's degree in mechanical engineeringfrom the University of Melbourne in 1975, and a master's of business administration from RMIT in 1985.[1]


  1. ^ a b c Sharp, Ari (28 March 2008). "Australian boss on NZ building mission". Sydney Morning Herald. Retrieved 2 August 2017.
  2. ^ "Change of CEO for Fletcher Building". The New Zealand Herald. NZPA. 10 May 2006. Retrieved 7 October 2012.
  3. ^ a b Gibson, Anne (21 May 2006). "Surfing winds of change suits Fletcher's new CEO". The New Zealand Herald. Retrieved 7 October 2012.
  4. ^ "Adamson replaces Fletcher Building CEO Ling". National Business Review. 18 June 2012. Retrieved 2 August 2017.
  5. ^ Gibson, Anne (23 August 2012). "Fletcher to review 'whole portfolio'". The New Zealand Herald. Retrieved 7 October 2012.
  6. ^ What they're doing now. Scotch College Melbourne.

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